Richard Ofori: Ghana Goalkeeper Promises to Avoid Mistakes as He Apologises to Black Stars Fans

Richard Ofori: Ghana Goalkeeper Promises to Avoid Mistakes as He Apologises to Black Stars Fans

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Richard Ofori has opened up after Ghana's AFCON exit
  • The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper has apologised to fans
  • Ghana failed to go beyond the group stage of the tourney

Black Stars goalkeeper Richard Ofori has penned a heartfelt message to fans of the national team of Ghana following the team's early AFCON exit.

The South Africa-based shot-stopper has come under intense criticism after his mistake led to the goal which ultimately led to Ghana's elimination.

Ofori conceded twice in injury time as Ghana threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 in their final Group B game in Abidjan on Monday, January 22, 2024.

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Richard Ofori concedes a late goal against Mozambique at AFCON. Credit: @CAF_Online @GhanaBlackstars
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The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper took to social media to apologise to Ghanaians while insisting he and his teammates will work on avoiding mistakes in the future.

“To the wonderful people of Ghana, I humbly extend my heartfelt apologies for our team's performance at AFCON. As a collective, we fell short. We gave our all in previous games, and it pains me that we couldn't achieve the desired result in the end,” Ofori wrote.
“I want to express our gratitude for your unwavering support and reassure you that we love God and are committed to learning from this experience. We promise to work harder, address our mistakes, and strive for a better outcome in the future. Your understanding means the world to us.”

The former Wa All Stars goalkeeper conceded six goals in three matches at the Nations Cup in Cote d'Ivoire, per Transfermarkt.

Richard Ofori shows off dance skills

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that South Africa-based Ghanaian goalkeeper, Richard Ofori stole the show as the Black Stars arrived in Abidjan two weeks ago for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Ofori and his Black Stars teammates touched down in colourful style as the players wore their beautifully woven Kente clothes.

While coming out of the Airport terminal, local cultural dancers met the players in a welcoming gesture.

Kudus apologises after AFCON exit

Sports Brief also reported that Mohammed Kudus penned a heartfelt apology to Ghanaians following the Black Stars' early Africa Cup of Nations elimination.

Ghana were knocked out of the tournament after a last-minute collapse in their final game against Mozambique last Monday.

The four-time African champions, who were on the verge of finishing second in Group B, threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 in injury time.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.